The Advocate

Footfalls to campus can be risky for pedestrians

Trevor Monk, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

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Rainy weather continues to pose safety issues for College Park Apartments residents who walk to campus and those who do not have access to a shuttle van after 2 p.m. But the walk for CPA residents to campus may not have to...

Homecoming a medley of happenings

Brandon Zeris, Copy Editor

September 27, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown’s Homecoming Weekend gave students multiple ways to celebrate. The weekend kicked off with a carnival Friday and Saturday in the Biddle Hall parking lot. Rides included a Ferris wheel, a giant slide and a carousel. At...

Some townhouses could do with a face-lift

D.J. Shoffstall, Copy Editor

September 27, 2011

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Freshmen probably have realized already that their friends’ dormitories in other halls are comparable to their own. The same is true of Living/Learning Center residents' rooms. But, for Pitt-Johnstown’s townhouse inhabitants,...

Recycling encouraged with prize connections

Lauren Collins, Features Editor

September 27, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown managers are to enhance and encourage recycling with the addition of a machine that will give people credit for recycling plastic and glass bottles. A new recycling system is to be implemented at Pitt-Johnstown...

Tickets outweigh warnings in campus parking

Erin Fowler, Staff Writer

September 27, 2011

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The menacing orange parking tickets that students dread can now be seen on an increasing number of windshields around campus. Though there may seem to be an alarming increase in tickets, it is common, according to the campus...

Gym adds trainers

Erin Fowler, Staff Writer

September 20, 2011

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The University has just hired five new personal trainers to staff the Wellness Center. The trainers are available to students who want a routine that is personalized to lose weight or stay in shape. Exercise on a one-on-one...

Many in dark for charity walk date

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

September 20, 2011

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Confusion surrounding an upcoming Pitt-Johnstown Light the Night walk’s date could risk unnecessary campus road closures. The walk, scheduled for Oct. 1, was erroneously reported to Richland Township supervisors and some...

‘No chew for you’ at store

Lauren Collins, Features Editor

September 20, 2011

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The Pitt-Johnstown bookstore is known by some students as a convenience store, too. Products like candy, coffee and contact solution are found on the store’s shelves. However, some students entered the bookstore upon their...

Students get colorful, artistic in note-taking

Kelly Cernetich, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2011

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Armed with a Ziploc baggie of Crayolas, senior secondary education and history major Lisa Slippy sets herself to the task of filling in her notebook’s margins bright orange. She adds curly symbols and shapes in green, and...

Students spooked by bears

Lauren Collins, Features Editor

September 13, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown’s campus is known by some as a large plot of land with forest and wildlife. Along with the forest’s presence, there is a threat of student-animal close encounters. Pitt-Johnstown seniors Brittany Popchak...

International mix flavors diversity

Kelly Cernetich, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2011

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This fall, Pitt-Johnstown became home to 25 additional international students, with the vast majority of them from China. International Services Director Jennifer Kist said the number reflects last year’s trend: roughly 60...

No doggie bags for cafeteria meals

Kelly Cernetich, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2011

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Students looking to use cafeteria takeout boxes this semester may be disappointed. Sodexo General Manager Victor Costlow said he decided to discontinue allowing students to use either provided Styrofoam boxes, or the ill-fated...

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